After the Industrial Revolution caused countless problems for the environment, the only way to see wild creatures up close was to visit a zoo or college dormitory immediately after final exams. View nature in all its glory with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a one-hour airboat everglades tour from Wild Florida in Kenansville, located south of St. Cloud (a $45 value). Tours run daily every 75 minutes, beginning at 10:15 a.m. with the last tour at 4:30 p.m.
Helmed by U.S. Coast Guard–certified captains, Wild Florida's airboat tours usher passengers across portions of more than 4,000 acres of the unadulterated headwaters of Florida's everglades. Each one-hour boat ride departs from the facility's picturesque 500-foot dock to navigate placid waterways and encounter members of a vast ecosystem, including bald eagles, alligators, and the ever-elusive Swamp Thing. Gliding smoothly across myriad marshes and past turtles disguised as giant lily pads, the fan-powered skiffs deftly sail over shallow and narrow portions of the glades, allowing wayfarers opportune views of the 100% undeveloped nature preserve.
A bald eagle soars above Florida's everglades, its eyes scanning the creatures below—ranging from an alligator to a soft-shell turtle to a large catfish just below the water's surface. At the onsite grator park, visitors can get hands on baby alligators and whisper sweet nothings into their ear openings. It also showcases exotic creatures from all over the world such as zebras, sloths, lemurs, bobcats, and monster alligators. With over 200 native and exotic animals, birds, and alligators visitors can enjoy a full day of adventure.